By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| Ghetto. The multipurpose word utilized to describe a variety of settings, characters, and actions. However, it has not always been "multi-meaningful." The term "ghetto" originated during the Holocaust era in the 1930s, used to describe a segregated area in a city. "A section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships," as defined by dictionary.com. Ghettos were a mix of organized insanity and brutality built to separate Jews from the rest of Europe. The history behind the word … [Read more...] about Ghetto-ization of word “Ghetto”
By Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer| As the first week of the winter quarter is underneath our belts, many of us might be surprised to know that we don’t have class on Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, but great men warrant great observance. The reason why we celebrate Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is to pay homage to a man who not only wrote the "I Have A Dream” speech to end racism, but who also taught us the values of courage, compassion, humility, and dignity in a time where our country was racially divided amongst the Anglo-sax and the "negros." King was more than just a great man who taught us humility. He was a man of God, who used his … [Read more...] about The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.